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Rep. Watson Steps Down
Barely a week after the election, a state representative has announced he's resigning.
Jim Watson said he's stepping down from his general assembly seat, effective December 4. The Jacksonville Republican will become the executive director of the Illinois Petroleum Council. Watson was first elected in 2001, and just won re-election.
County chairmen for the counties he serves will vote to appoint his replacement.
Watson's district includes Morgan, Calhoun, Greene, Jersey, Macoupin, Madison, and Pike counties.